Saturday, 30 May 2015

Six new beds

I've been busy making six new beds, five of which are in the space in between the herb garden and the composting loo build, an area which is a pain to mow the grass. I've filled the old sheep trough with Flint and manure and it now holds my Motherwort. There are three smaller beds one has nasturtiums planted in it. The others need planting and filling in.

Down the side of the fence I've made a narrow but long bed for the Evening Primrose plants.

I am hoping to fill the other three beds with possibly red clover, self heal and lovage.
I spotted this beautiful plant on my dog walk this morning, I don't suppose any one know what it is do they?

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Nettle infusion

Yesterday I made my first nettle infusion. I took inspiration from a video posted by Susan Weed. It worked really well. I have also been building a few more flower beds and adding some more medicinal plants like Marshmallow ( in the old wonky bath), Echinacea and Motherwort.
The photos are a bit jumbled but here they are...

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

A little video tour

Here is a little short video of my newly planted wood and garden. I hope you enjoy :)

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Chamomile-well woman medicine

I have reached that age all women do when the change is due, so being pre menopausal I have been reading up on well woman herbal medicines and decided to plant all those herbs listed that I don't already have so I have them ready to use when needed. My little flower bed garden is already made up of regular herbs, edible flowers, vegetables and medicinal plants (with the occasional little flower bed of "pretty" flowers for decoration).
Today's herb of choice is chamomile. Chamomile is listed under stage one, nourishing herbs. I don't drink tea of any description but if I need to then I would much sooner have the herbs I have grown made up instead of a box from the supermarket. So on the other side of my little path opposite the comfrey and raspberries I've build a tiny little box for the chamomile. It also sits next to my bottle brick herb garden.
Some of the other stage one herbs I already have are- borage, comfrey, fennel, lemon balm, nettles, raspberry, St.Johns Wort and violets.
I have bought fenugreek seeds but I think I'll have to have a much bigger flower bed for them. I'll have to read up on how big it grows. That can be on tomorrow's to-do-list.
I also added three rocks from the Cotswolds to my stone circle. Also just from the local garden centre.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Maybe the smallest stone circle ever

At the weekend I found a lovely stone in the local garden centre which I have added to my little stone circle. It now boosts to be the largest stone in the circle. I still have a few spaces to fill until it's complete, with a promised stone from my aunt in Bath from her garden. There are wild flowers and daisies around the outside too but as the grass had been freshly cut they can't be seen in the photo.
Maybe this is the smallest stone circle ever?

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Decking update

After a rather shaky start to the decking conversion build, we now have two wonderful builders that have taken over the project. They are doing a fantastic job. The four tree trunk supports are up, one of which holds the carving of the Green Man which I bought at last years Weird and Wonderful Wood  festival. The decking flooring is down, the corrugated roof is up, with only one more panel to add. And we now have rustic steps/stairs going up to the decking made from oak no less!
It's really starting to take shape. Today I am hoping to make a start on the hand rails for the stairs-weather permitting.
There is still a lot to do and finish but it's a really great start.
I'm off again to Weird and Wonderful Wood this year, can't wait.